Talk to Us Tuesday-Christmas, Hiking, and Boat Rowing

Cam: Why so much tape Jay?
Jay: Why are you wearing a sweater when it’s 95 degrees out?
Cam: It’s my Christmas sweater!
Jay: Based on those stains, you are the Christmas sweater.-Modern Family

It’s the first Talk to Us Tuesday of the New Year! Come play along with our fabulous hostesses: IA and Seriously Shawn

I never got around to blogging about Christmas or the last few weeks of December, so let me catch you up:

  • Christmas with the in-laws was great. Good company, tasty food, and time with family.


  • SIL Travel Girl was home for Christmas for the first time since 2008, so MIL was over the moon happy to have her whole family here.
  • The day after our family Christmas, we took FIL’s boat for a spin around the lake. Can you believe he made it himself?
  • I rowed a boat for the first time ever. It was a great back workout and so much fun. I can’t wait to go again! I also couldn’t help repeating “row, row, row” like on that commercial with the little hamsters. Hehehe.

  • SIL stayed her last night in town with us, so she could see our new place and we took her a hiking. 


  • After our hike we earned  a night out for sushi. It was our first time trying sushi in our new town, and it was ah-mazing.

  • On Thursday, we had a few of Match’s coworkers, including Walking Buddy, over to help us break in the new firepit. I’m so excited to be making new friends in our town.
  • I think that catches us up to New Year’s. I still can’t believe it’s already 2012. Anyone else feel like 2011 just flew by?


    hasn’t the weather been amazing, love all of the sunshine!! awesome boat. looks like a lot of fun!

    Happy New Year!!

    Amanda A

    Sushi. *shudders*


    No sushi here. But if the lakes weren’t iced over the rowing thing would be happening.


    Sounds like a wonderful holiday!! Great times with family and friends – that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?! 🙂

    Becca@R Ww There Yet Mom?

    Sounds like a wonderful holiday spent with those you love!!



    Great photos, but you lost me at sushi…lol!

    Impulsive Addict

    That plate of sushi looks amazing! When you get preggo, you’ll have to stop eating it (and deli meat). Isn’t that crazy?

    Ok, so speaking of BOAT, did you look up the “I’m On A Boat” song? Please tell me you listened to it and maybe watched the video!

    Thanks for linking up girlie! xoxo

    Kristy @PampersandPinot

    Yes, 2011 was fast! Whew! I love the outdoors pics and then enjoying food and friends. Good times.

    Seriously Shawn

    Once again you have made me a little jealous not to be you. The scenery while you were boating was amazing! I’m now singing Row Row Row your Boat….I may or may not be 5.

    Thanks for liking up my friend!

    (FL) Girl with a New Life

    The bows on everyone’s faces made me giggle. Very discreet.

    I struggle with posting photos for this very reason–respecting everyone’s privacy. Good work-around.

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